Latino Justice Joins Amicus Defending Immigrant Workers’ Rights

LatinoJustice has submitted an amicus

brief for an important case that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on

Feb. 25. The outcome could affect thousands of undocumented immigrant

workers. 

  

In 2006, Ignacio Flores-Figueroa, a Mexican citizen, used a fake Social

Security number to get work without knowing that number belonged to a

real person. He was later convicted of “aggravated identity theft,” a

federal offense that carries a minimum two-year jail sentence.

Our

brief argues that interpreting Flores-Figueroa’s charges as “aggravated

identity theft” without requiring proof that the individual knew the

documents belonged to another person will create extreme and arbitrary

sentencing results.  Read more

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